April 17, 2019 Meeting Agenda Minutes

April 17, 2019

SIT Meeting Agenda

Meeting began at 2:32pm

  1. NCStar - is a web-based tool that guides a district or school Leadership Team in charting its improvement and managing data.
  2. Team Concerns/Questions
    1. Parent
      1. Kindergarten - can UCPS hire more teachers so computer skills cannot be taught in earlier grades?

           There is not enough funding.  We get 3 positions for special areas.  Computer class is covered by Teacher Assistants (these do not write lesson plans).  AES previously used a Typing Program that students would practice typing skills. However, when computers were re-imaged, the program disappeared.  Mr. Childers may consider ordering the program again.

                         ii First Grade - none

      1. Second Grade -- Experience with Bilingual Language Learning and Curriculum Design….Position is not posted just yet.  Grade level chair meeting needs to address how students are able to “tattle” on other students (ex: clipboard in the hallway, keeping track of others students’ behaviors).  Mr. Childers encourages parents to address concerns with the teacher. After speaking with the teacher and nothing changes, then call the office and speak with Mr. Childers
      2. Third Grade --

 --- can curb ramps be purchased for parking?  Yes these will be purchased, temporary ones (not permanent ones). Permanent ones cannot be installed because then we have to put gravel down in the lot.

--- Is there a protocol when and when not to go out to recess? -- Mr. Childers will not put a blanket policy. It still needs to be teacher discretion.  If parents do not agree with how the teacher is

--- Duct Tape Mr. Childers event has been missed this year.  There was a simple conflict in schedule, not that Mr. Childers did not want too. He is willing to do it again.

      1. Fourth Grade - none
      2. Fifth Grade - none
    1. Staff
      1. Kindergarten - none
      2. First - none
      3. Second - none
      4. Third - work order was put in to put gravel that is needed around the benches and equipment on the playground
      5. Fourth - none
      6. Fifth - like the benches in the different zones on the playgrounds
      7. EC - none
      8. Specials - none
      9. TA’s - none
      10. Dual Language - none
      11. AIG - none
  1. SIT Representatives 2019 - 2020

**Parents roll up with their child

** Ideal is to have a rolling term so that not all reps leave the committee at the same time.

SIT Member

Current Years Served

Willing to serve 2019-2020

Year Term will expire

David Long

1

yes

 

Jess Bush

2

no

Need

Stefanie Aranada

1

yes

 

Abbey Duff

3

yes

Need

Jennifer Battenfield

1

yes

 

Tony Rolfes

3

no

Need

Alice Minnich

3

   

Lauren White

1

yes

 

Jenny Kluttz

1

yes

 

Janet Jonas

1

yes

 

Teresa O’Sullivan

2

yes

 

Kim Elden

1

yes

 

Taylor Webb

1

yes

 

Lisa Schilling

2

yes

 

Kim Kovach

1

   

Erica Benavides

1

yes

 

Andrea Harrison

2

   

Deirdra Bortny

4

no

 

Nancy Myers

2

   

 

  1. Deeper Dive into NCStar:  School Improvement Plan -- required to have 2 meetings each month (one meeting being SIT base team, and the other being a sub-committee of the School Improvement team such as MTSS)

Plan for next school year:

1st and 3rd Wednesdays - Staff Meeting

2nd Wednesday - SIT  Meeting

4th Wednesday - MTSS Meeting

 

AES K-2 students will increase Reading Proficiency from 80% (2017-18) to at least 80% (2018-19) while meeting or exceeding projected growth percentiles by the mClass assessment.

AES 3-5 students will increase reading proficiency from 85% to at least 88% (of scoring a 3 or higher) while meeting or exceeding projected percentiles or growth as measure on by the NC Reading EOG Assessment.

3-5 will increase math proficiency from 87% (2017-18) to at least 90% (2018-19) while meeting or exceeding projected percentiles for growth as measured by the NC Math EOG.

5th grade students will maintain science proficiency of 95% on the NC Science EOG. (99.3% - 2017-18)

 

Concern arose about the new Reading Assessment materials for K - 2.  The Reading Levels on the new testing materials do not align to UCPS county expectations.  The books in the testing kits are also more difficult to understand. So the percentages in the goals above may need to be adjusted after our EOY assessments this year are completed.

 

Then time was taken to discuss indicators (strategies) that are closely related to our school goals above.  After setting a goal and indicators with that goal, for next school year we are expected to scan, upload, etc. documentation into the NC Star online program that support us reaching those goals.  

 

We will narrow down indicators and select 4-6 indicators that our school will use to work towards.  Today we started discussion on 4 of the indicators.

 

  1. SMART Goals -- the committee did not review these today because we wanted to spend more time on the NC Star program to begin writing the School Improvement Plan for the upcoming school year. Review our SMART goals here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/127skjGkVikC8cWHs10ngpnCq4p7HhhwPBK98LXWRMs8/edit

Meeting adjourned at 3:48pm

Next meeting: May 15th